Here's why living on the Grand Strand actually makes us happier and healthier.
Posted on Nov 17th, 2017
Life truly is better here at the beach.
It’s not just a phrase for those of us who live along the Grand Strand — scientists have actually proven it.
“Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts,” Marine Biologist Wallace J. Nichols said in an interview with USA Today.
In Nichols’ best-selling book Blue Mind: The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do, he uses scientific evidence to explain how being close to bodies of water promotes mental health and happiness.